Heathrow Airport taps Oracle for cloud transformation support

Heathrow Airport

London Heathrow, the UK’s largest airport, has implemented a host of Oracle Cloud applications as it looks to return to its pre-pandemic height of 80 million passengers a year.

Capgemini and Oracle Consulting carried out the implementation, which included Oracle’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Human Capital Management (HCM) applications.

It also uses Oracle Integration Cloud and Billing Revenue Management, which was chosen to support Heathrow’s high-volume...

Scott Robertson, Co-op: Migrating 3,000 retail stores to SAP cloud

Cloud Migration

The Co-op is a food retailers steeped in tradition. Founded in 1844, the now wide-reaching organisation has endured a reputation in Britain for being slow to change.

However, after four years, the company has transitioned all 3,000 of its stores to SAP’s cloud platform, making it one of the biggest SAP deployments in Europe.

ASDA, a larger supermarket chain than the Co-op, spent six years trying to do the same and backed out due to the roadblocks it...

Three ways cloud is improving customer experience

Customer Service

Cloud computing involves internet usage to offer services, tools, and applications, such as databases, networking, servers, and software.

The cloud rose to popularity in the mid-2000s and was embraced by many businesses as it diminished traditional computer-related troubles, such as the need to buy expensive hardware or software resources.

Almost two decades later, its popularity continues to see an upward trend. According to Gartner, 85% of businesses will have embraced...

Equinix makes first move into Africa with £237m MainOne acquisition

West Africa

Data centre firm Equinix is set to acquire Nigerian connectivity provider MainOne for £237 million in the first quarter of 2022.

Announced in December, the deal remains subject to regulatory approval before Equinix can fully incorporate MainOne’s 500 employees into its own network.

The transaction marks the California-based firm’s first move into Africa as it plans to tap the region’s growing internet access. It also comes as one of 2021’s biggest tech deals for...

Pulsant adds Manchester to its roster of UK edge data centres

Manchester, UK

Pulsant, an edge data centre and hybrid cloud specialist, has acquired a Manchester data centre and its clients from M247 Limited.

As a city with one of the fastest growing tech hubs in Europe, the acquisition facilitates Pulsant’s geographic expansion of its edge platform into England’s North West.

It also marks Pulsant’s first acquisition as part of its growth strategy since receiving investment from Antin Infrastructure Partners in July 2021.

The deal...

PFH acquires Dublin cloud consultancy TerraAlto to create 100 Irish jobs

Guinness, Dublin

Irish ICT and managed services provider, PFH Technology Group, has acquired Amazon Web Services (AWS) consulting partner, TerraAlto.

The purchase of the Dublin-based cloud consultants will create a hundred new jobs across Dublin, Cork and Galway.

As an AWS partner in advanced consulting and managed services, TerraAlto helps clients through their digital transformation journeys by providing AWS services to bring their IT platform and applications to the...

IBM launches modernisation centre to support hybrid cloud adoption

Cloud Adoption

Tech giant IBM has unveiled the IBM Z and Cloud Modernisation Centre, describing it as a “digital front door to training, resources, and ecosystem partners” to accelerate hybrid cloud adoption.

The centre promises to modernise clients’ applications, data, and processes through the value of open hybrid cloud architecture.

Clients will be given insights on maintaining their current IT estate whilst focusing on a strategy for their core applications and data running...

Cloud Tech News, Virtual Hybrid Cloud Event, January 2022

Cloud Tech News, in association with TechForge Media, is hosting Hybrid Cloud Congress - a virtual event focusing on the business benefits born out of combining and unifying public cloud and private cloud services to create a single, adaptable, swift, and cost-optimal IT infrastructure.

ABOUT THE EVENT

Hybrid Cloud Congress, taking place virtually on 18 January 2022, will explore how establishing a strategic hybrid cloud can align IT resources with business and...

Stephen Boyer, CTO, BitSight: Risk quantification and ransomware

Data Breach

If 2021 stood out for one thing in the cybersecurity industry, it would have to be the rise in security breaches. From lone ransomware incidents on small, digitising businesses to US government data breaches through SolarWinds software, the pandemic instilled a before unseen vitality into cyber criminals and bad actors.

BitSight, currently celebrating its 10th year as a company, works with more than 2,100 customers to provide risk management solutions to half a million...

ThoughtSpot passes $4bn valuation after $100m Series F funding

Man thinking

ThoughtSpot, a cloud data analytics start-up, has raised $100 million (£74m) in Series F funding to reach a new valuation of $4.2 billion (£3.1bn).

This latest valuation is more than double the company’s previous valuation of $1.95 billion (£1.45bn) two years ago after its Series E round. In the years between, ThoughtSpot underwent a major transformation into a cloud-first company which, evidently, shows to have paid off.

Last year the company launched its first...